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Clean E-Liquid Stains

How To Clean Vape Juice Stains

Nobody is perfect when it comes to handling vape juice. Whether you like it or not, there will come a time when you accidentally spill some vape juice on your clothes or carpeting, and if that time comes, you’ll be glad to know, that if you act fast and quickly you can get rid of the stain. So, if you’re ready here’s how to clean vape juice stains.  

Table of Contents:

  1. Can Vape Juice Stain?
  2. How to Get Rid of Vape Juice in Clothes
  3. How to Get Rid of Vape Juice in Carpets
  4. How To Prevent Vape Stains
  5. Conclusion

Can Vape Juice Stain?

According to Clorox, vape juice that has propylene glycol is likely to stain due to the fact that propylene glycol is an oil. However, even though it is an oil, there are many different ways to clean it up as long as you act quickly. 

How To Get Rid of Vape Juice in Clothes

If the e liquid has a higher ratio of vegetable glycerin or is max VG, the stain should come out via warm towel or washcloth. As soon as you spill gently blot the stain with a warm towel, but do so gently since you don’t want to run the risk of spreading the stain or applying it deeper into the fabric. Once you have blotted the stain, run the piece of cloth that has the stain under warm water and let it dry. Did it work? If yes then congratulations you just got rid of the stain, if not keep reading. 

If the stain persists, get dish detergent. Plain laundry detergent is not strong enough to oust propylene glycol. Instead use a dish detergent that breaks oils down quickly.  Apply droplets of dish detergent to the top of the stain and blot the stain using a brand new washcloth that has been soaked in warm water. Did it work? If not keep reading. 

If neither of the methods mentioned above worked then it’s time to bring in the Big Gun: bleach. Bleach can stain colored fabrics, so only use it on white fabrics and even then use it sparingly-a small dab will do. Use the same process but this time dab the bleach onto a  washcloth you don’t mind ruining. Dab the bleached rag onto the stain, checking your pressure and going gently. If none of the three methods work then it’s time to take your vape juice stains to the dry cleaner.

How to Get Rid of Vape Juice in Carpets

To get rid of a vape juice spill in a carpet do the following. Just like with the vape juice spilled on your clothes you’ll want to act fast on carpets. Grab that washcloth or towel you don’t mind getting stained or dirty and blot the stain. What this means is that you will gently press down stain without rubbing it hard since you run the risk of getting spreading it further. If that doesn’t work, wet the cloth with warm water and continue dabbing. You want the cloth to be damp but not wet. 

If blotting with a damp cloth didn’t work, grab white vinegar and baking soda. The mixture of these two substances creates an extremely effective homemade foam cleaner. The foam lifts many types of stains and is safe on carpets. Pour the white vinegar and the baking soda on top of the stain and wait for it to bubble. Let it bubble for 3-4  minutes then gently, get rid of the mixture by using a dry scrub brush once it stops bubbling. You want to avoid scrubbing hard simply pretend you’re using a lint roller. 

While bleach can be used on clothing you don’t care about, it’s a definite no-no on carpets since there is no doubt that they will be discolored. Same with dish detergent. So if the white vinegar and the baking soda don’t work it’s time to call a carpet cleaner.

How To Prevent Vape Stains

Perhaps one of the best ways to prevent vape stains is to switch to vape juices that have zero  or a low ratio of propylene glycol. Brands like Vape Daugz, The Boss Vapor, and Jam Monster (all of which you can buy by clicking on their links) have 25% or less propylene glycol. Keep in mind that since you will be using a higher vegetable glycerin ratio, you’ll probably need to vape using a box mod or pod mod. Another way to prevent spills: always refill away from furniture, carpets, and your body to avoid getting on your clothes. Next time you’re refilling your vape, do it outside and if you spill, no big deal. 


Vape Stains shouldn’t spoil your clothes or carpets. By following the instructions above, you will be able to erase stains. Remember that vape juices with less propylene glycol result in stains that are easier to eliminate. Save our tips and next time you spill you’ll be on your way to recovery.


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Children, breastfeeding and pregnant women, persons with risk of heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, or that take medications especially for depression or asthma should not use nicotine or vaping products. Always consult a licensed physician prior to use.

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Andres Roman

Andres Roman is a content writer with 3+ years of experience, a former 3 pack a week smoker who used vaping to kick the habit, he now wants to educate the world about vaping. You can find him on Linkedin and Twitter.